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Create food grouping from food you have tracked

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Monday, July 20, 2009



Hi everyone

You can now create a new Food Grouping from foods you add to a meal in your food tracker. To do this:
1) Track custom food
2) Click the "Copy This Meal's Custom Foods to Another Day" button
3) Instead of clicking a date to copy food, click the link at the bottom of the page to "Make this meal's foods a food grouping"
4) You can then name and save the Food Grouping

This change is based on feedback from members like you! Please reply below if you have any questions or comments.

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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KHUGHEY12 1/23/2010 2:32PM

  Is there anyway to "share" a food grouping? I'd like log in dinner and then share it with my wife.

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SPRINGBREEZI 10/2/2009 4:12PM

    I asked about this at the convention not knowing that this blog existed and you already helped us with this. You are the greatest!!

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TOWHEE 10/2/2009 2:23PM

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.
You have no idea how long I've been wishing for this.


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MASE72 10/2/2009 12:06PM

    This is great emoticon

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RAINRUN 9/24/2009 11:03AM

    emoticon

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RUTHANN05 8/24/2009 9:51AM

    Sopark People
You are the greatest!

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THENAMESLISA 7/31/2009 11:33PM

    EXCELLENT!! The site gets better with each passing day!

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BOBBYNELL 7/30/2009 2:38PM

    WOW! I just asked for this and before I left the blog I read more and found it was already available. Forgive my inappropriate post and thanks!!!!
Bobby Nell

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BECCAFISH42 7/28/2009 8:18PM

    Ok I seriously asked for this like two weeks ago and here it is! You guys rock!!!

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LAGARTIJA 7/28/2009 5:55PM

    Yey! Thank you!

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((AUDREY)) 7/28/2009 1:27PM

    love love love

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BOOMERGRL 7/28/2009 12:22PM

    Thanks for another great feature of a truly outstanding site!

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JANNA_09 7/27/2009 2:37PM

  . emoticon Great job! well done! This little button will make life one click easier. Have I told you lately how much emoticon

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MYCHARBEL 7/25/2009 5:12PM

    Just in case someone else is still not seeing the link, hang in there hopefully it will come. After SHAREJA's helpful note I raced over to see it and...nothing...I felt so stupid at not seeing something that apparently was so obvious. Well, the next day I tried again and there it was, as plain as day just as SHAREJA said. I don't know why it took so long for mine link to come up but it is now there and I just am so grateful. It is a super help. THANK YOU to all who keep "refining" what is already so wonderful - SPARKPEOPLE no less

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MYCHARBEL 7/25/2009 5:11PM

    Just in case someone else is still not seeing the link, hang in there hopefully it will come. After SHAREJA's helpful note I raced over to see it and...nothing...I felt so stupid at not seeing something that apparently was so obvious. Well, the next day I tried again and there it was, as plain as day just as SHAREJA said. I don't know why it took so long for mine link to come up but it is now there and I just am so grateful. It is a super help. THANK YOU to all who keep "refining" what is already so wonderful - SPARKPEOPLE no less

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MS.COMMITTED 7/25/2009 1:38PM

    I love the food grouping feature, however - I too have had some difficulty lately editing my food groupings. There is a soup I make with frozen chicken breasts in my crockpot and obviously the weight of the chicken will vary each time. I had to create a new grouping to accomodate the change. I am hoping it was a temporary technical glitch - sounds like KarenBGrateful has had similar difficulties.

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CAROLINAPS 7/24/2009 9:29AM

  Yes! I agree with francyln! "WooHoo! Now if only I could just edit amounts when editing a food grouping instead of having to delete a food and re-add the new amount of it. "

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DEBBI858 7/24/2009 8:32AM

  This is a great addition, THX! emoticon

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SHERRY822 7/23/2009 8:25PM

    EXCELLENT ! Thank you Sparkpeople, for listening to us.

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FRANCLYN 7/23/2009 12:43PM

    WooHoo! Now if only I could just edit amounts when editing a food grouping instead of having to delete a food and re-add the new amount of it.

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SHAREJA 7/23/2009 6:27AM

    Hello everyone, I found the link. Once you click on copy this to another day, just beneath the calendar is the make this a grouping link. This will be a great time saver, especially for those who eat the same meal more than once.
Thanks again.

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SHAREJA 7/23/2009 6:27AM

    Hello everyone, I found the link. Once you click on copy this to another day, just beneath the calendar is the make this a grouping link. This will be a great time saver, especially for those who eat the same meal more than once.
Thanks again.

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SHAREJA 7/23/2009 6:27AM

    Hello everyone, I found the link. Once you click on copy this to another day, just beneath the calendar is the make this a grouping link. This will be a great time saver, especially for those who eat the same meal more than once.
Thanks again.

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SHAREJA 7/23/2009 6:26AM

    Hello everyone, I found the link. Once you click on copy this to another day, just beneath the calendar is the make this a grouping link. This will be a great time saver, especially for those who eat the same meal more than once.
Thanks again.

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LOVLY2008 7/23/2009 12:38AM

    OK, I'll try this again. When I tried it the first time, I could not find the link at the bottom of the page. Lets see what happens. emoticon

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KSGRATEFUL 7/22/2009 11:02PM

    I truly appreciate the upgrades offered. However, I have been unable to edit my food groupings for several days now. Do you have a fix for me? Thanks.

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HOSTALADY 7/22/2009 6:40PM

    Wow this is awesome. Thank you so much ~ easy to use too!
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FLYFIGHTER 7/22/2009 6:21PM

    YAY THANK YOU!!!!!

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NANNYJAN 7/22/2009 1:26PM

    Great idea can't wait to use it.

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SAGITTARIUS69 7/22/2009 12:56PM

    This is fantastic - WOW saves a lot of time! Thanks. emoticon

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CELLE98 7/22/2009 12:30PM

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! You just made my SparkPeople life sooo much easier!

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DMCOONCE 7/22/2009 11:26AM

    Thank you. Things are always improving for us!

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REDNECKFEMINIST 7/22/2009 11:01AM

    Great thanks!

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HERWIGS 7/22/2009 10:39AM

  Wonderful! Thanks a lot!

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FIZZLESTIX 7/22/2009 10:14AM

    We have been dying for you to add this feature!!!! Awesome!!!!

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MYCHARBEL 7/22/2009 9:04AM

    I can't find it either...glad I'm not the only one even if in the minority....can't wait to use this new feature!!

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TUSIMOSE 7/22/2009 12:47AM

  yahoo..................great ideas...............thanks

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SUBSMITH 7/21/2009 11:02PM

    I think I'd like to use this feature once I find it. I love making a menu, but we often change a meal out for another day's dinner. With this feature, it will be easier to change the Nutrition Tracker.

I found the Copy This Custom Food...... to another day button, but not the second button 'Make This.... into new food grouping'.

As a hint to other bloggers, to find the first button, you must have the SP food option on (It has a button above the area you track food), AND have custom food choices entered also. Then the first "Copy..." button appears.

Normally I turn off the SP food options once I have made a menu. But I find their ideas helpful in making a menu. I look at their suggestions for recipes and to change up my own routines. Then I turn off the feature, run my grocery list, and off to the store for whatever I don't have. In the past, I've planned only our dinners. With the Nutrition Tracker I am now planning all our food, spending less money shopping, AND buying healthier choices.
Yeah for the Nutrition Tracker!

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ONE_TINY_LADY 7/21/2009 10:52PM

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SERENE_ME 7/21/2009 10:31PM

    yeah
I eat a lot of repetitious meals - this is great!
thanks

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WEAVERGIRL1 7/21/2009 8:52PM

    Fantastic! Thanks for doing this. emoticon

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KV711LAW 7/21/2009 7:41PM

    I have found it and love the new feature! It would be nice to add a entire day to a food grouping, instead of just one meal. Many of us eat the same things for, like work days, or weekends. It would be nice to just take that entire day and add it to a food group!

Thanks for all the improvements! Much appreciated.

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SHAREJA 7/21/2009 6:20PM

    I have to say the same as 1478LADY, I see everything except the "Make this meal's foods a food grouping". I see the calendar, the meal I want to copy it to, but no "...food grouping". Thanks for your help. I agree this will be a time saver.

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DORSKI 7/21/2009 6:01PM

    Thanks this will make tracking my food intake a lot easier. emoticon

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NEWBIEBAIT 7/21/2009 5:24PM

    Sooo much easier now. Ty!

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BONEWOMAN 7/21/2009 4:41PM

    The link to save to a food grouping doesn't show up for me.

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ARIAYA 7/21/2009 3:40PM

    Oh awesome! What a great idea, thanks!

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HLMYLES 7/21/2009 2:40PM

  I'll have to try this - still learning lots about this site. emoticon

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SECRETMUSIC 7/21/2009 2:36PM

    I, too, am unable to find where to do this.
1. I guess I don't know how to track custom foods, because:
2. I can't find anywhere it says "Copy This Meal's Custom Foods to Another Day"

I create my own meal plans, and I think I've looked everywhere on the nutrition tracker, including manually added foods.

I also checked the SparkPeople-created meal plan tracker, with no luck.

I also searched the website for "Custom Foods" and didn't get any info.

It would be very helpful to use this tool, if I can find it!

Comment edited on: 7/21/2009 4:07:33 PM

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1478LADY 7/21/2009 2:16PM

    I'm lost where is custom food tracker ? Ect

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